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Sai Baba Ganesha - Blessing for all...
Vinayaka (Ganesha) drives away all sorrows, difficulties, and miseries. He is the enemy of all obstacles. He will not allow any obstacles to come in the way. He is the destroyer of obstacles. He confers happiness and peace (on his devotees). He is the master of all these powers (intellect (buddhi) and fulfillment (siddhi, self-realization). What is this siddhi? When there is purity of mind, you achieve peace (which is siddhi). Vinayaka is thus the Lord of the intellect and self-realization. Hence, every human being should acquire control over the mind ... .

Vinayaka is the Lord of all learning (vidya). Does learning mean bookish scholarship? No. Everything pertaining to the cosmos is included in the term learning (vidya). Walking, talking, laughing, sitting, eating, strolling, thinking --every kind of activity is related to learning. Vinayaka is the master of every kind of learning. Today, learning is identified with acquisition of information. But apart from knowledge of the physical world, we have many other kinds of knowledge, relating to chemistry, the fine arts and other skills.

Vinayaka is the master of every kind of knowledge. Learning is related to the intellect (buddhi). It is not mere scholarship. Familiarity with books is not knowledge. One's entire life is a continuous process of learning. Any process of inquiry is related to learning. But basically our inquiry should be concerned with finding out what is transient and what is permanent. This is true knowledge.

Hence, today, students worship Vinayaka with zeal. Vinayaka is not the one who merely comes to the aid of those who read their books. He helps everyone at every step in life's journey. "
 

Sanathana Sarathi, October 1995
From: A Compendium of the Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, pp. 115

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Who is Vinayaka? In the verse (sloka) beginning with the words Suklaambara- dharam Vishnum, only the form of the deity is described. But there is another inner meaning for the name Vinayaka. Suklaambaradharam means one who is clad in white. Vishnum means he is all-pervading. Sasivarnam means his complexion is grey, like that of ash. Chathurbhujam means he has four arms. Prasannavadanam means he has always a pleasing mien. Sarvavighnopasaanthaye means for the removal of all obstacles. Dhyaayeth means meditate (on him). Vinayaka is the deity who removes all bad qualities, instills good qualities, and confers peace on the devotee who meditates on him.

However, the Vinayaka-principle has only one meaning, which is relevant to everyone regardless of whether he is a believer or a non-believer. Vinayaka means that he is totally master of himself. He has no master above him. He does not depend on anyone. He is also called Ganapathi. This term means he is the lord of the ganas --a class of divine entities. This term also means that he is the master of the intellect and discriminating power in man. He possesses great intelligence and knowledge. Such knowledge issues from a pure and sacred mind. This knowledge leads to wisdom (vijnaana). Because he is the master of intelligence (buddhi) and wisdom or realisation ( siddhi ), he is described as the Lord of Buddhi and Siddhi. Buddhi and Siddhi are referred to as the consorts of Vinayka.

archive picture: Ganesha Chathurthi 2004 - text: discourse 18-09-2004The mouse is the vehicle of Vinayaka. What is the inner significance of the mouse? The mouse is considered as the embodiment of the sense of smell. The mouse is a symbol of the attachment to worldly tendencies (vaasanas). It is well known that if you want to catch a mouse, you place a strong-smelling edible inside the mouse-trap. The mouse also symbolises the darkness of night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Vinayaka's vehicle, the mouse signifies an object that leads man from darkness to light. Thus, the Vinayaka-principle means that which removes all the bad qualities, bad practices, and bad thoughts in men and inculcates good qualities, good conduct and good thoughts.

Another name for Vinayaka is Vighneswara. Easwara is one who is endowed with every conceivable form of wealth --riches, knowledge, health, bliss, beauty, etc. Vighneswara is the promoter of all these forms of wealth and removes all obstacles to their enjoyment. He confers all these forms of wealth on those who worship him. Vinayaka is described as "the first deity who should be worshipped (prathama vandana)". ASinceeveryone in the world desires wealth and prosperity, everyone offers the first place for worship to Vighneswara.

Divine Discourse: Ganesh Chaturthi, 12 September 1991


Ganesha In Ganesha - Excellent Photo -
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What is the meaning of the name Ganapathi? Where are the ganas? What is their form? When you investigate this, you find that the five organs of perception and the five organs of action (jnaanendriyas and karmendriyas) are the ganas. The mind is the master over these ten organs. The intellect (buddhi) is the discriminating faculty above the mind. The ten senses, the mind, and the intellect together constitute the ganas.

In the word "gana ", "ga " stands for intellect (buddhi) and "na " means "Vaijnaana (the higher knowledge or wisdom)". Ganapathi is the Lord of the intellect and higher knowledge. The question may be asked, Are the intellect and higher knowledge present in the external world, or are they to be found within man? The answer is that he is present within each human being. There is no need to seek for him in the outside world. Ganapathi dwells in every human being in the form of intellect and wisdom.

When Ganapathi is described as "Parvathee thanaya ", who is this Parvathee? Parvathee signifies Prithvi, Mother Earth. Everyone is a child of Mother Earth.

The meaning of "son of Parvathee (Parvatheethanaya)" is that Ganapathi, who is the Lord of the Ganas, is the son of Parvathee, who symbolizes  the divine energy (sakthi).

The adoration of Parvathieeand Ganapathi is not of recent origin. Ganapathi is lauded at several places in the Rig Veda. This clearly shows that Ganapathi is as ancient as the Vedas.

In several places, Ganapathi is mentioned both in the Vedas and the Upanishaths. Many prayers are addressed to Ganapathi in the Narayanopanishath. There are also prayers to him in the Thaithiriya Upanishath. The Ganapathi Gayathri Mantra also figures in the Upanishath.

Ganapathi is called Vinayaka because there is no master above him. He is all powerful and independent. Without recognizing the esoteric significance of the Vinayaka Principle, people look only at the external form and offer worship in mundane terms.

What is the inner significance of worshipping the elephant-faced deity? The elephant is a symbol of might and magnitude. The elephant's foot is larger than that of any other animal. The elephant can make its way through the densest jungle. In this way, it signifies the quality of a leader who shows the way for others. The elephant is also known for its fidelity and gratitude. In any circumstance, it will not forget its master. Even in its last moments, if it hears the voice of its master, it will open its eyes and look for him. It will sacrifice its life for its master. These are the lessons man should learn from the elephant. Intelligence without gratitude is valueless. Every man should be grateful to those who have helped him.

Divine Discourse: Ganesh Chaturthi, 7 Sept 1997
Vinayaka or Ganesh or Ganapathi or Vighneswara all indicate the Elephant-God, who is popular among young and old, and who is worshipped as the very first deity, before regularly beginning any ceremony or samskar, any yaga of yajna, any vow or fast or pilgrimage. He is the Lord of the ganas or divine forces, inside and outside the human body; He is the Lord, who masters and overwhelms vighna or obstacle, however imminent or eminent. This is the natural effect of the fact that Ganapathi is the God of Intelligence, vidya or buddhi.

Another name for Vinayaka is 'Vighneswara'. Easwara is one who is endowed with every conceivable form of wealth: riches, knowledge, health, bliss, beauty, etc. Vighneswara is the promoter of all these forms of wealth and removes all obstacles to their enjoyment. He confers all these forms of wealth on those who worship him. Vinayaka is described as "Prathama Vandana" (the first deity who should be worshiped). As everyone in the world desires wealth and prosperity, everyone offers the first place for worship to Vighneswara.


Ganapathi is a God revered in Tantric lore, and also, by various Vedic mantras. The elephant is proverbially the most intelligent among the mammals and it is vegetarian, indicating its sathwic nature. Ganapathi has the head of the elephant, for, it indicates the Intelligence through which obstacles in the path of achievement, secular as well as spiritual can be overcome. There is a popular verse, used on most occasions when Ganapathi is invoked. It mentions various attributes of this God: Suklambaradharam (wearing white vesture) is the first. This is the symbol of purity, for, ambara means also the sky (space, ether), the akasa of the heart. Ganapathi is pure, having universal love and compassion. Vishnu is the second attribute, ascribed to Him.

Vishnu means that He is present everywhere, at all times. Sasivarnam is the third adjective used. Of the complexion of ash, or Vibhuti, that is to say, glowing with spiritual splendor, with the majesty of spiritual attainments, achievements and potentialities. These are also called Vibhutis, for, in the Gîtâ, we find Krishna saying, 'wherever you see Power, Glory, Majesty (Vibhuti), know that it is Mine'! Ganesha is bathed in His Divine Glory; that is the significance of the attribute Sasivarnam.

Chathurbhuja (four-handed) is the next fourth denotation. This means that apart from the two visible hands, He has two invisible hands, that are available for the two divine uses of:
1. Blessing the devotee and
2. Guarding him from danger.

countenance depicts the inner calm, happiness and balance, inner grace and mercy, the consciousness of strength and sovereignty.

What is the esoteric meaning of Ganesha's elephant head? The elephant is noted for its acute intelligence. Ganesha's elephant head symbolizes sharpness of intellect and the highest power of discrimination. Because of the purity of his intellect, Vinayaka is also called the giver of buddhi (intellect). He responds to the prayers of devotees and hence is known as Siddhi Vinayaka (the Vinayaka who grants what is sought).

In a forest, when an elephant moves through the jungle, it clears the way for others to follow. Likewise, by invoking Ganesha, the path is cleared for our undertakings. The elephant's foot is so large that when it moves it can stamp out the footprints of any other animal. Here, again, the symbolic meaning is that all obstacles in the way will be removed when Ganesha is accorded the place of honor. The journey of life is made smoother and happier by the grace of Ganesha.

Vighneswara is also regarded as one endowed with the wisdom of the elephant. The elephant is noted for its supreme intelligence. it is also known for its absolute loyalty to its master. The direct proof of this is Sai Githa (Bhagavan's elephant). Ordinarily hundreds of cars will be passing on the road. Sai Githa will take no notice of them. But when Swami's car happens to pass that way, she will instinctively notice it, She will rush to the road raising her familiar cry. What love for Swami! It will be no exaggeration if faith is equated with the elephant.

When an elephant moves among the bushes, its path turns into a regular passage for all animals. It is thus a pacesetter for all animals.


The mouse is Ganesha's vehicle. The mouse is a clever and lively creature. As a symbol it means that we should be clever and diligent in our actions. The mouse also symbolizes the darkness of the night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Vinayaka's vehicle the mouse signifies an object that leads man from darkness to light. The Vinayaka principle thus means that which removes all the bad qualities, bad practices and bad thoughts in men and inculcates good qualities, good conduct and good thoughts.

Without intelligent discrimination, no skill or strength can be profitably used. One must know how fire, for example, or the electric current has to be used and how far one can deal with it as an instrument for our needs. The senses of man are also like fire; they have to be kept under constant vigilance and control.

No worship can succeed unless the heart is pure and the senses are mastered. Ganesha is the God who helps overcome obstacles; but, He will create obstacles when good endeavor is obstructed by bad influences; He will clear the path for the sincere sadhaka. He is Prasannavadanam (of bright countenance), of beneficial looks, when you pray to Him for good ends; but, He will not be that when you seek His help for nefarious stratagems! He is Pranava-Swarupa, the Om personified; so He is auspiciousness itself.

Vinayaka is a leader for all deities. Faith in Vinayaka should be developed as the exemplar for all deities and He should be worshiped as the embodiment of Divinity.

Ganesh Gayatri

Om Eka Dantaya Vidmahe
Vakra Thundaya Dhemahi
Thannoh Dhantih Prachodhayath
Om Shanti ... Shanti ... Shanti

Realizing that Elephant-faced One,
with one tusk is God;
Meditate on the One Who has a curved trunk;
May He enlighten our intellect.

 

Ganesha materialised by Sai Baba-2004




 


 

 

 

 



Sai Baba Ganesha - Blessing for all...
Vinayaka (Ganesha) drives away all sorrows, difficulties, and miseries. He is the enemy of all obstacles. He will not allow any obstacles to come in the way. He is the destroyer of obstacles. He confers happiness and peace (on his devotees). He is the master of all these powers (intellect (buddhi) and fulfillment (siddhi, self-realization). What is this siddhi? When there is purity of mind, you achieve peace (which is siddhi). Vinayaka is thus the Lord of the intellect and self-realization. Hence, every human being should acquire control over the mind ... .

Vinayaka is the Lord of all learning (vidya). Does learning mean bookish scholarship? No. Everything pertaining to the cosmos is included in the term learning (vidya). Walking, talking, laughing, sitting, eating, strolling, thinking --every kind of activity is related to learning. Vinayaka is the master of every kind of learning. Today, learning is identified with acquisition of information. But apart from knowledge of the physical world, we have many other kinds of knowledge, relating to chemistry, the fine arts and other skills.

Vinayaka is the master of every kind of knowledge. Learning is related to the intellect (buddhi). It is not mere scholarship. Familiarity with books is not knowledge. One's entire life is a continuous process of learning. Any process of inquiry is related to learning. But basically our inquiry should be concerned with finding out what is transient and what is permanent. This is true knowledge.

Hence, today, students worship Vinayaka with zeal. Vinayaka is not the one who merely comes to the aid of those who read their books. He helps everyone at every step in life's journey. "
 

Sanathana Sarathi, October 1995
From: A Compendium of the Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, pp. 115

om-sai-ganesha-animation-sai-baba

Who is Vinayaka? In the verse (sloka) beginning with the words Suklaambara- dharam Vishnum, only the form of the deity is described. But there is another inner meaning for the name Vinayaka. Suklaambaradharam means one who is clad in white. Vishnum means he is all-pervading. Sasivarnam means his complexion is grey, like that of ash. Chathurbhujam means he has four arms. Prasannavadanam means he has always a pleasing mien. Sarvavighnopasaanthaye means for the removal of all obstacles. Dhyaayeth means meditate (on him). Vinayaka is the deity who removes all bad qualities, instills good qualities, and confers peace on the devotee who meditates on him.

However, the Vinayaka-principle has only one meaning, which is relevant to everyone regardless of whether he is a believer or a non-believer. Vinayaka means that he is totally master of himself. He has no master above him. He does not depend on anyone. He is also called Ganapathi. This term means he is the lord of the ganas --a class of divine entities. This term also means that he is the master of the intellect and discriminating power in man. He possesses great intelligence and knowledge. Such knowledge issues from a pure and sacred mind. This knowledge leads to wisdom (vijnaana). Because he is the master of intelligence (buddhi) and wisdom or realisation ( siddhi ), he is described as the Lord of Buddhi and Siddhi. Buddhi and Siddhi are referred to as the consorts of Vinayka.

archive picture: Ganesha Chathurthi 2004 - text: discourse 18-09-2004The mouse is the vehicle of Vinayaka. What is the inner significance of the mouse? The mouse is considered as the embodiment of the sense of smell. The mouse is a symbol of the attachment to worldly tendencies (vaasanas). It is well known that if you want to catch a mouse, you place a strong-smelling edible inside the mouse-trap. The mouse also symbolises the darkness of night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Vinayaka's vehicle, the mouse signifies an object that leads man from darkness to light. Thus, the Vinayaka-principle means that which removes all the bad qualities, bad practices, and bad thoughts in men and inculcates good qualities, good conduct and good thoughts.

Another name for Vinayaka is Vighneswara. Easwara is one who is endowed with every conceivable form of wealth --riches, knowledge, health, bliss, beauty, etc. Vighneswara is the promoter of all these forms of wealth and removes all obstacles to their enjoyment. He confers all these forms of wealth on those who worship him. Vinayaka is described as "the first deity who should be worshipped (prathama vandana)". ASinceeveryone in the world desires wealth and prosperity, everyone offers the first place for worship to Vighneswara.

Divine Discourse: Ganesh Chaturthi, 12 September 1991


Ganesha In Ganesha - Excellent Photo -
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Source - Times of India 

What is the meaning of the name Ganapathi? Where are the ganas? What is their form? When you investigate this, you find that the five organs of perception and the five organs of action (jnaanendriyas and karmendriyas) are the ganas. The mind is the master over these ten organs. The intellect (buddhi) is the discriminating faculty above the mind. The ten senses, the mind, and the intellect together constitute the ganas.

In the word "gana ", "ga " stands for intellect (buddhi) and "na " means "Vaijnaana (the higher knowledge or wisdom)". Ganapathi is the Lord of the intellect and higher knowledge. The question may be asked, Are the intellect and higher knowledge present in the external world, or are they to be found within man? The answer is that he is present within each human being. There is no need to seek for him in the outside world. Ganapathi dwells in every human being in the form of intellect and wisdom.

When Ganapathi is described as "Parvathee thanaya ", who is this Parvathee? Parvathee signifies Prithvi, Mother Earth. Everyone is a child of Mother Earth.

The meaning of "son of Parvathee (Parvatheethanaya)" is that Ganapathi, who is the Lord of the Ganas, is the son of Parvathee, who symbolizes  the divine energy (sakthi).

The adoration of Parvathieeand Ganapathi is not of recent origin. Ganapathi is lauded at several places in the Rig Veda. This clearly shows that Ganapathi is as ancient as the Vedas.

In several places, Ganapathi is mentioned both in the Vedas and the Upanishaths. Many prayers are addressed to Ganapathi in the Narayanopanishath. There are also prayers to him in the Thaithiriya Upanishath. The Ganapathi Gayathri Mantra also figures in the Upanishath.

Ganapathi is called Vinayaka because there is no master above him. He is all powerful and independent. Without recognizing the esoteric significance of the Vinayaka Principle, people look only at the external form and offer worship in mundane terms.

What is the inner significance of worshipping the elephant-faced deity? The elephant is a symbol of might and magnitude. The elephant's foot is larger than that of any other animal. The elephant can make its way through the densest jungle. In this way, it signifies the quality of a leader who shows the way for others. The elephant is also known for its fidelity and gratitude. In any circumstance, it will not forget its master. Even in its last moments, if it hears the voice of its master, it will open its eyes and look for him. It will sacrifice its life for its master. These are the lessons man should learn from the elephant. Intelligence without gratitude is valueless. Every man should be grateful to those who have helped him.

Divine Discourse: Ganesh Chaturthi, 7 Sept 1997
Vinayaka or Ganesh or Ganapathi or Vighneswara all indicate the Elephant-God, who is popular among young and old, and who is worshipped as the very first deity, before regularly beginning any ceremony or samskar, any yaga of yajna, any vow or fast or pilgrimage. He is the Lord of the ganas or divine forces, inside and outside the human body; He is the Lord, who masters and overwhelms vighna or obstacle, however imminent or eminent. This is the natural effect of the fact that Ganapathi is the God of Intelligence, vidya or buddhi.

Another name for Vinayaka is 'Vighneswara'. Easwara is one who is endowed with every conceivable form of wealth: riches, knowledge, health, bliss, beauty, etc. Vighneswara is the promoter of all these forms of wealth and removes all obstacles to their enjoyment. He confers all these forms of wealth on those who worship him. Vinayaka is described as "Prathama Vandana" (the first deity who should be worshiped). As everyone in the world desires wealth and prosperity, everyone offers the first place for worship to Vighneswara.


Ganapathi is a God revered in Tantric lore, and also, by various Vedic mantras. The elephant is proverbially the most intelligent among the mammals and it is vegetarian, indicating its sathwic nature. Ganapathi has the head of the elephant, for, it indicates the Intelligence through which obstacles in the path of achievement, secular as well as spiritual can be overcome. There is a popular verse, used on most occasions when Ganapathi is invoked. It mentions various attributes of this God: Suklambaradharam (wearing white vesture) is the first. This is the symbol of purity, for, ambara means also the sky (space, ether), the akasa of the heart. Ganapathi is pure, having universal love and compassion. Vishnu is the second attribute, ascribed to Him.

Vishnu means that He is present everywhere, at all times. Sasivarnam is the third adjective used. Of the complexion of ash, or Vibhuti, that is to say, glowing with spiritual splendor, with the majesty of spiritual attainments, achievements and potentialities. These are also called Vibhutis, for, in the Gîtâ, we find Krishna saying, 'wherever you see Power, Glory, Majesty (Vibhuti), know that it is Mine'! Ganesha is bathed in His Divine Glory; that is the significance of the attribute Sasivarnam.

Chathurbhuja (four-handed) is the next fourth denotation. This means that apart from the two visible hands, He has two invisible hands, that are available for the two divine uses of:
1. Blessing the devotee and
2. Guarding him from danger.

countenance depicts the inner calm, happiness and balance, inner grace and mercy, the consciousness of strength and sovereignty.

What is the esoteric meaning of Ganesha's elephant head? The elephant is noted for its acute intelligence. Ganesha's elephant head symbolizes sharpness of intellect and the highest power of discrimination. Because of the purity of his intellect, Vinayaka is also called the giver of buddhi (intellect). He responds to the prayers of devotees and hence is known as Siddhi Vinayaka (the Vinayaka who grants what is sought).

In a forest, when an elephant moves through the jungle, it clears the way for others to follow. Likewise, by invoking Ganesha, the path is cleared for our undertakings. The elephant's foot is so large that when it moves it can stamp out the footprints of any other animal. Here, again, the symbolic meaning is that all obstacles in the way will be removed when Ganesha is accorded the place of honor. The journey of life is made smoother and happier by the grace of Ganesha.

Vighneswara is also regarded as one endowed with the wisdom of the elephant. The elephant is noted for its supreme intelligence. it is also known for its absolute loyalty to its master. The direct proof of this is Sai Githa (Bhagavan's elephant). Ordinarily hundreds of cars will be passing on the road. Sai Githa will take no notice of them. But when Swami's car happens to pass that way, she will instinctively notice it, She will rush to the road raising her familiar cry. What love for Swami! It will be no exaggeration if faith is equated with the elephant.

When an elephant moves among the bushes, its path turns into a regular passage for all animals. It is thus a pacesetter for all animals.


The mouse is Ganesha's vehicle. The mouse is a clever and lively creature. As a symbol it means that we should be clever and diligent in our actions. The mouse also symbolizes the darkness of the night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Vinayaka's vehicle the mouse signifies an object that leads man from darkness to light. The Vinayaka principle thus means that which removes all the bad qualities, bad practices and bad thoughts in men and inculcates good qualities, good conduct and good thoughts.

Without intelligent discrimination, no skill or strength can be profitably used. One must know how fire, for example, or the electric current has to be used and how far one can deal with it as an instrument for our needs. The senses of man are also like fire; they have to be kept under constant vigilance and control.

No worship can succeed unless the heart is pure and the senses are mastered. Ganesha is the God who helps overcome obstacles; but, He will create obstacles when good endeavor is obstructed by bad influences; He will clear the path for the sincere sadhaka. He is Prasannavadanam (of bright countenance), of beneficial looks, when you pray to Him for good ends; but, He will not be that when you seek His help for nefarious stratagems! He is Pranava-Swarupa, the Om personified; so He is auspiciousness itself.

Vinayaka is a leader for all deities. Faith in Vinayaka should be developed as the exemplar for all deities and He should be worshiped as the embodiment of Divinity.

Ganesh Gayatri

Om Eka Dantaya Vidmahe
Vakra Thundaya Dhemahi
Thannoh Dhantih Prachodhayath
Om Shanti ... Shanti ... Shanti

Realizing that Elephant-faced One,
with one tusk is God;
Meditate on the One Who has a curved trunk;
May He enlighten our intellect.

 

Ganesha materialised by Sai Baba-2004




 


 

 

 
 
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*Ganesh Chaturthi sms for ur family*
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May Lord Ganesha bestow
Success,
Happiness and
Prosperity upon You and your family

*ganesh chaturthi sms messages*
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Dhoomraketu,
Sumukha,
Ekadantha,
Gajakarnaka,
Lambodara,
Vignaraja,
Ganadhyaksha,
Phalachandra,
Gajanana,
Vinayaka,
Vakratunda,
Siddhivinayaka,
Surpakarna,
Heramba,
Skandapurvaja,
Kapila,
Vigneshwara.
He is also known by many as Maha-Ganapathi.
Happy Birthday to Lord Ganesh.

*sms for ganesh chaturthi*
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Celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi the Festival of Lord Ganesha. Spread the message
of honesty and love through this world on this day when Lord Ganesha
ascended on this earth to kill evil.

*ganesh chathurthi hindi sms*
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GANESH ki jyoti se noor miltahai
sbke dilon ko surur milta hai,
jobhi jaata hai GANESHA ke dwaar,
kuch na kuch zarror milta hai
"JAI SHREE GANESHA"

*free Ganesh chaturthi sms*
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Wish you a blessed Ganesh Chaturthi and many prosperous days ahead.

*Vinayaka Chaturthi tamil sms*
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intha iniya pon naalil
vinayagar ungalukum ungul kudumpatirukum
ella arulaiyum puriyatum
Iniya Vinayagar Chaturthi Vazthukal

*Vinayaka Chavithi hindi sms*
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Gajanana Shri Ganaraya aadi vandu tujha Moraya.
Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Mangal Murti Morya!
JAY GANESH..!
Mangal murti morya!!!
Jay ganesh deva
Ganapati bappa morya

*Ganesh Chaturthi sms for friend*
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I know that Ganesha is happy with me...
For he has made my life so rich
with a friend like you.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

*Ganesh chaturthi 2008 SMS*
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Wishing that Lord Ganesha...
fills your home with...
Prosperity & fortune...
Best wishes
on Ganesh Chatrurthi

*Happy GANESH PUJA*
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This, is a special time when family
And friends get together,for fun.
Wishing laughter and fun to cheer your days,
In this festive season of GANESHA PUJA and always!!!!!!!!
"Happy GANESH PUJA"

*Ganesh Chaturthi definition sms*
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Ganapati - Lord of all Gods
Alampata - Infinite Lord
Nideeshwaram - Bestower of Treasures & Riches
Eshanputra - Son of Lord Shiva
Siddhidata - Giver of Success
Harida - Golden colored
Avighna - Remover of all difciculties & obstacles
May Lord Ganesha
showers his finest blessings on you...
Today and always

*Vinayaka Chaturthi greetings*
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May Lord Ganesh bring you good luck and prosperity!
Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi

*Advance Ganesh Chathruti wishes sms*
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Wishing you € ’¥
Lots of happiness and Lord Ganesha's Blessings on the auspicious occasion of
"Ganesh Chathruti".
Enjoy the festival€ ’¥.!
Advance Ganesh Chathruti wishes

*Hindi sms on Ganesh Chatrurthi*
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Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee
Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva Sarva
Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa

*sms for ganesh chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi*
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Wishing you happiness as big as Ganeshhi's appetite
life is long as his trunk
trouble as small as his mouse
and moments as sweet as his laddus
Sending you warm wishes on Ganesh Chaturthi

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108 names of Lord Ganesha

Akhuratha - One who has Mouse as His Charioteer
Alampata - Ever Eternal Lord
Amit Incomparable Lord
Anantachidrupamayam - Infinite and Consciousness Personified
Avaneesh - Lord of the whole World
Avighna - Remover of Obstacles
Balaganapati - Beloved and Lovable Child
Bhalchandra - Moon-Crested Lord
Bheema - Huge and Gigantic
Bhupati - Lord of the Gods
Bhuvanpati - God of the Gods
Buddhinath - God of Wisdom
Buddhipriya - Knowledge Bestower
Buddhividhata - God of Knowledge
Chaturbhuj - One who has Four Arms
Devadeva - Lord of All Lords
Devantakanashakarin - Destroyer of Evils and Asuras
Devavrata - One who accepts all Penances
Devendrashika - Protector of All Gods
Dharmik - One who gives help
Dhoomravarna - Smoke-Hued Lord
Durja - Invincible Lord
Dvaimatura - One who has two Mothers
Ekaakshara - He, of the Single Syllable
Ekadanta - Single-Tusked Lord
Ekadrishta - Single-Tusked Lord
Eshanputra - Lord Shiva's Son
Gadadhara - One who has The Mace as His Weapon
Gajakarna - One who has Eyes like an Elephant
Gajanana - Elephant Faced Lord
Gajananeti - Elephant-Faced Lord
Gajavakra - Trunk of The Elephant
Gajavaktra - One who has Mouth like an Elephant
Ganadhakshya - Lord of All Ganas (Gods)
Ganadhyakshina - Leader of All The Celestial Bodies
Ganapati - Lord of All Ganas (Gods)
Gaurisuta - The Son of Gauri (Parvati)
Gunina - One who is The Master of All Virtues
Haridra - One who is Golden Coloured
Heramba - Mother's Beloved Son
Kapila - Yellowish-Brown Coloured
Kaveesha - Master of Poets
Kirti c - Lord of Musi
Kripalu - Merciful Lord
Krishapingaksha - Yellowish-Brown Eyed
Kshamakaram - The Place of Forgivenes
Kshipra - One who is easy to Appease
Lambakarna - Large-Eared Lord
Mahabala - Enormously Strong Lord
Mahaganapati - Omnipotent and Supreme Lord
Maheshwaram - Lord of The Universe
Mangalamurti - All Auspicious Lord
Manomay - Winner of Hearts
Mrityuanjaya - Conqueror of Death
Mundakarama - Abode of Happiness
Muktidaya Bestower of Eternal Bliss
Musikvahana - One who has Mouse as His Charioteer
Nadapratithishta - One who Appreciates and Loves Music
Namasthetu - Vanquisher of All Evils and Vices and Sins
Nandana - Lord Shiva's Son
Nideeshwaram - Giver of Wealth and Treasures
Omkara - One who has the Form of OM
Pitambara - One who has Yellow-Coloured Body
Pramoda - Lord of All Abodes
Prathameshwara - First among All
Purush - The Omnipotent Personality
Rakta - One who has Red-Coloured Body
Rudrapriya - Beloved of Lord Shiva
Sarvadevatman - Acceptor of All Celestial Offerings
Sarvasiddhanta - Bestower of Skills and Wisdom
Sarvatman - Protector of the Universe
Shambhavi - The Son of Parvati
Shashivarnam - One who has a Moon like Complexion
Shoorpakarna - Large-Eared Lord
Shuban - All Auspicious Lord
Shubhagunakanan - One who is The Master of All Virtues
Shweta - One who is as Pure as the White Colour
Siddhidhata - Bestower of Success and Accomplishments
Siddhipriya - Bestower of Wishes and Boons
Siddhivinayaka - Bestower of Success
Skandapurvaja - Elder Brother of Skand (Lord Kartik)
Sumukha - Auspicious Face
Sureshwaram - Lord of All Lords
Swaroop - Lover of Beauty
Tarun - Ageless
Uddanda - Nemesis of Evils and Vices
Umaputra - The Son of Goddess Uma (Parvati)
Vakratunda - Curved Trunk Lord
Varaganapati - Bestower of Boons
Varaprada - Granter of Wishes and Boons
Varadavinayaka - Bestower of Success
Veeraganapati - Heroic Lord
Vidyavaridhi - God of Wisdom
Vighnahara - Remover of Obstacles
Vignaharta - Demolisher of Obstacles
Vighnaraja - Lord of All Hindrances
Vighnarajendra - Lord of All Obstacles
Vighnavinashanaya - Destroyer of All Obstacles and Impediments
Vigneshwara - Lord of All Obstacles
Vikat - Huge and Gigantic
Vinayaka - Lord of All
Vishwamukha - Master of The Universe
Vishwaraja - King of The World
Yagnakaya - Acceptor of All Sacred and Sacrificial Offerings
Yashaskaram - Bestower of Fame and Fortune
Yashvasin - Beloved and Ever Popular Lord
Yogadhipa - The Lord of Meditation

 

 

 

Vinayaka Chaturthi day

It is a wonderful fact that devotees of Bhagawan Baba who belong to religions other than Hinduism have cheerfully accepted Lord Ganesha as a Deity who ought to be worshipped and propitiated, especially before the commencement of any auspicious function. One can see any number of examples of this in Prasanthi Nilayam. On Christmas Eve, there is invariably a Carol singing program, but the first song is always about Ganesha.Devotees coming from Iran occasionally get the blessing of singing Bhajans before Swami. Their Bhajans are understandably mostly about Allah; nevertheless, the first song is always about Ganesha.So it is with Chinese, Japanese, Russians and so on, who sing Bhajans here. In addition I have seen many, many times, Russians, Mexicans, and so on go around the Ganesha idol near the front gate here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

What is the significance of all this? Who is this Ganesha and why is He so important? One can give a detailed explanation as to who exactly Ganesha is, in terms of folklore, but I shall not do that. Instead I shall refer to something Swami often mentions. He reminds us that Ganesha is VINAYAKA. Vinayaka= Vi + Nayaka. Nayaka means Leader, and Vinayaka means one who has no leader above him. Who is that? God, of course! Hence, when one worships Vinayaka, it simply means that one is worshipping God.

Fine, in that case, why did not ancient Indians simply say, "Listen, before you do anything, think of God and pray to Him."? Why did they make a big issue of asking that prayers be especially addressed to "an Elephant God"? Ah, all that is a matter of psychology! Humans are generally like sheep; they follow very well something drilled into them [but mostly fail to follow something that is explained with logic, argument and so forth]. Knowing this, ancient Indians said, "You shall worship Vinayaka before you start any good work. He will confer His Grace and make your activity fruitful." Needless to say that in order to convey the idea that Ganesha is someone very special, a unique form was given to Him and various explanations too about the significance of this particular form. There is no need for me to repeat all this, since Baba has touched upon them any number of times in His Discourses. But the bottom line is: Vinayaka simply means God. And pray to God we all must, whenever we start any auspicious activity. That is the reason why Swami stresses on the worship of Vinayaka; in other words, he is simply administering a dose of the good old medicine.'

I shall wind up with an anecdote, an experience of mine, if I might say so. Many years ago I was one morning, waiting in the Mandir to make a small prayer about something to Swami and get His approval. I don't remember what it was, but that does not matter. Swami had gone in for the morning session of the Interviews, and I waited near His door on the upper veranda. After the Interview was over, Swami came out and when all devotees trooped out of the room, He wiped His forehead and went to the lower veranda to talk to someone there. After about a minute or so, he came back saying, "No Buddhi!" ("No Intelligence!") He then saw me and said, "You too; no Buddhi!" I smiled and replied, "Yes Bhagavan, that's sadly true. So, please give me Buddhi and along with it, also Siddhi [Purity]."Siddhi and Buddhi, some of you may know, are the two things one prays to Ganesha for, sine He is supposed to be the custodian of these two treasures. Swami looked at me and said, "Buddhi and Siddhi? Why ask me? Ask Ganesha. See, I don't have any trunk!" so saying, swami curled His arm to make it look like a trunk. I wouldn't give in, and replied, "But, Swami, are You not Vinayaka?" Swami smiled and did not say anything; in a matter of speaking, I had the last word!
Source: http://www.radiosai.org/Journals/01AUG31/Blossoms/Reflections.htm

Sathya Sai Baba: Who is Vinayaka? In the sloka (verse) beginning with the words, Suklaambaradharam Vishnum, only the form of the deity is described. But there is another inner meaning for the name Vinayaka. Suklaambaradharam means one who is clad in white. Vishnum means he is all-pervading. Sasivarnam means his complexion is grey like that of ash. Chathurbhujam means he has four arms. Prasannavadanam means he has always a pleasing mien. Sarvavighnopasaanthaye means for the removal of all obstacles. Dhyaayeth, meditate (on him). Vinayaka is the deity who removes all bad qualities, instills good qualities and confers peace on the devotee who meditates on him.

Sathya Sai Baba: Another name for Vinayaka is “Vighneswara.” Easwara is one who is endowed with every conceivable form of wealth: riches, knowledge, health, bliss, beauty, etc. Vighneswara is thepromoter of all these forms of wealth and removes all obstacles to their enjoyment. He confersall these forms of wealth on those who worship him. Vinayaka is described as “Prathama Vandana” (the first deity who should be worshipped). As everyone in the world desires wealth and prosperity, everyone offers the first place for worship to Vigneswara.

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Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, Chavath in Konkani and as Chathaa in Nepal Bhasa. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically, the day falls sometime between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi. This festival is observed in the lunar month of bhadrapada shukla paksha chathurthi madhyahana vyapini purvaviddha. if chaturthi prevails on both days, the first day should be taken. Even if chaturthi prevails for complete duration of madhyahana on the second day, but if it prevails on previous day’s madhyahana period even for one ghatika (24 minutes) the previous day should be taken. (Ref. Dharmasindhu and Indian Calendric System, by Commodore S.K. Chatterjee (Retd). Madhyahana is the 3rd / 5th part of the day (Sunrise-sunset). Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely worshipped as the supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. While celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Goa (Biggest festival for Konkani people all over the world) Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, and other areas which were former states of the Maratha Empire. Outside India, it is celebrated by Newars in Nepal
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi

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